Current Issues

Current Issues (7)

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The Dementia Friendly Community Working Group has been busy over the summer on a number of activities in relation to becoming a Dementia Friendly Town.

Dementia Awareness Sessions: Since the working group was established last year, over 40 people have attended a dementia awareness session and are now Dementia Friends.  In addition, our local Dementia Champions have recently hosted sessions at RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington Heritage Museum, Great Torrington Bowling Club and Castle Gardens Surgery.  If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, keep an eye out for new Dementia Awareness Session dates in the autumn.

Information Pack: In the Autumn the group will be publishing an Information Pack containing information about local resources for people living with dementia and their carers.  

Dementia Friendly Community Window Stickers: The group will soon be issuing some of the shops and organisations in town with Dementia Friendly window stickers.  The purpose of these stickers is to show which businesses have staff who are Dementia Friends and who can offer a supportive and caring place to visit/shop in.   

Thank you:  Great Torrington Town Council would like to thank everyone involved in the Dementia Friendly Community Working Group who give their time voluntarily to help with this important initiative for the community.

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 12:49

Environment Working Group – Every little helps!

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GTTC is currently working with local shopkeepers to highlight which shops offer to refill people’s water bottles free of charge. Window stickers will be provided to be displayed so that they can be identified.  A simple, cheap and easy way to reduce plastic.

Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:53

Dog Fouling

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Great Torrington Town Council looks after St Michael’s Churchyard and Rack Park.  Recently the Council Technicians have noticed a significant increase in the amount of dog fouling incidents in both of these areas.  

Both of these places are used frequently by the general public and not only does the dog fouling degrade the areas, it is a serious health and safety issue for all, including our Technicians when cutting and strimming the grass.

The Town Council recognises that most dog owners act responsibly but would like to remind the minority to PLEASE pick up after their dogs and dispose of the waste appropriately in one of the many designated bins.  

We would also like to remind dog owners that they are asked to exercise their dogs away from Rack Park – please see the sign below.


Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:08

Report a Problem

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Do you have a problem with Blocked Drains or Flooding, wish to report a Pothole or Overgrown Vegetation, having problems with a Faulty Street Light or Broken Manhole Cover? items such as these and many others can be reported direct to the relevant department by clicking the following link and then choosing the option you require:-


Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:30

Unable to find Childcare?

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If you are a parent who has been unable to find suitable childcare, please let Devon County Council know by completing this form so they can support you to find childcare and it can help them plan: 

Please click HERE to complete DCC form


Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:00

Counselling Directory

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When you’re going through a difficult time, it can be easy to keep your worries to yourself. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference. It’s easily forgotten, but just like your physical health, your mental health needs care and attention too.

Counselling Directory is a website dedicated to supporting you on your journey. With fact-sheets, expert articles, local events and recent news, you can learn more about counselling and how it can help.

When you are ready, you can use their advanced search tool to find a counsellor you resonate with. With thousands of professionals listed on the directory, the tool allows you to refine your search by location, issue and type of therapy, ensuring you find the right person.

The team at Counselling Directory believe everyone deserves happiness and know how daunting asking for help can be. Wherever you are on your journey, know that change is possible. Counselling Directory is there be the hand to hold as you take your next steps.

Please watch a useful video about Counselling Directory here or for more information please visit the website.

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